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conversation imagine it's been written by donald trump. and it's just a sensationally good bit of writing. >> hilarious. we'll have a lot more of this one. democratic presidential hopeful, bernie sanders, is lashing out at the gop front-runner. he used a visit to the mosque, just blocks from the white
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house, to condemn the anti-muslim rhetoric and hatred inspired by donald trump. supporting american muslims has gotten a professor at a christian college in trouble. larsha hopkins, a christian that teaches political science, was suspended by wheaton college in illinois. hawkins wore a head scarf and declared solidarity with muslims. administrators took difference with her posting. a passenger dispute forced the consolation of a flight bound for amsterdam out of houston. an elderly passenger alerted a light attendant of suspicious behavior by two men who appeared to be middle eastern. the two men and the two people they were traveling with were released when police determined they were not a threat. it was expected. the federal reserve is raising interest rates for the first
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the quarter-point, t fed believes the economy can stand on its own. the stock market was up about 1.5%. the rates for consumer loans likely to go up. it should boost the housing market. >> it will kick people off the fence that have been procrastinating about jump into the market. and it will boost prices immediately. >> the fed chief, you see there, janet yellen, says the decision recognizes the progress that the economy has made since the financial meltdown. i worry about this that the housing prices -- >> i think that's something of an untold story in america. the economy is doing relatively well. >> that's a good point. now, in minnesota, has -- has left -- i'm so sorry. >> you like that? >> i overslept. this is what happens. >> i've noticed about you, you said this. you get too much sleep. >> yeah. >> and you feel like you can't function.
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>> it's when i have no sleep. i frequently have no sleep. too much sleep, i'm hopeless. let lett's try again. one family in minnesota, has a less-hefty financial burden from their daughter's tuition, all thanks to her daughter's good luck. >> mother there throwing it, bounces and went to the hoop. that shot won the family half a year's tuition at the school. >> mom had a chance to take a shot because the family raised the most money during the school's fund-raiser. >> even mom, she can't believe it. never doubt momma. coming up in "the mix," is this for real? socks that are known -- they know when you fall asleep. >> it's for real. they're a massive gimmick. we explain why later. also ahead, the rock star women's soccer player, abby wambach, the surprising message to fans. and carrie fisher and
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oh. it's truly the end of an era, last night in new orleans, american women's soccer legend, abby wambach. she played 72 minutes against china, before being substituted during a standing ovation from nearly 33,000 fans. she retires at age 35, playing
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scoring 184 goals. wambach admitted there were tears after the game. >> everything just kind of hit me that, you know this, was the last time i would be taking the jersey off. the last time i would be hanging out with my teammates in the locker room. and they're all happy tears. >> oh. and she leaves the game as soccer's all-time leading international goal scorer for both women and men in last night's 1-0 defeat to china was since 2004. safe. on the field or off the field, she was criticizing the u.s. men's national coach, that he needs to focus more on finding american soccer players. focusing on youth programs to get them in because they have two good players that are german. she said they're great and she likes them and they're great. but you have to focus on the next generation is her big message. and i'll tell you. she is my ultimate favorite athlete ever.
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>> is she? >> she has a presence about her that i just love. >> big growing sport in the u.s., isn't it? footballer. >> we want to show you if farewell video, it was incredible. >> show me. >> -- forget me. forget my number. forget my name. forget i ever existed. forget the medals. >> we're not going to do that. come on. >> i'm so interested in how sports stars who got to the top cope with retirement. it's that strange topsy-turvy world sport where you retire. you retire at the edge. if you're in politics, 35 is when you get started. if you get president at 45, you're a young president. you play soccer at 35, you're old. and it's not just -- dominates your whole life. it's not what you do when you're at work, you're eating, you sleep.
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psychologically, it's just fascinating. >> i know she's going to land on her feet whatever her next chapter is. going to take some vacation time, you're more than welcome to come here and anchor. >> i know she will be watching abc. next up, a high school football coach suspendleed for praying on the field. >> the coach is filing a discrimination complaint, and speaking to juju chang. >> reporter: a postgame ritual -- turning into a legal battle. high school football coach, joe kennedy, filing a complaint against bremmerton school district after he was suspended for leading players in prayer. >> i had to hide. no one could see me. it's not right. >> reporter: the tradition in 2008. >> it started with three guys. it started growing from there. >> reporter: but the prayers
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the district saying he had to stop. saying talks with communities could not include religion expression, including prayer. and to do so would violate the law. kennedy stood his ground. >> it's just giving thanks. >> reporter: refusing to give up the meetings at the 50 yard line. claiming he had every right to practice his faith. and never required his athletes to pray. >> when he decided enough is enough, he has to stand up somewhere. he said, well, now you're suspended. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: now, kennedy is out of a job. his lawyer, mike berry the liberty institute, filing a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission, saying it violated his right. but the school district telling abc news, it has received no notification of any complaint. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> thank you. coming up in the next half hour, a mysterious disappearance.
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probation after killing four, whilst drunk driving. and the reason some think he is
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you are watching "world news you don't know the power of the dark side. i must obey my master. >> you must go and see the new "star wars." and we're not just saying that because "star wars" and abc share the same parent company, disney. we do like it. we went to see it yesterday. >> it was remarkable. >> reena fell asleep. >> i told you, it's the night shift. it's remarkable. i'm going to go see it again. rather than spoil it for you, let's hear from the princess and the scoundrel that sat down with abc's david muir. >> it's true. all of it. >> reporter: you've seen this
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thing. >> oh, this thing? this big thing. it's good. >> reporter: what do you think? >> the parts where i'm in it, are distressing. but everything else is really great. >> reporter: when they hear that the parts with lea in them, are distressing? >> i got older. and nobody told me. and then, they put me on a screen really, really big. and they put me in high-def. >> reporter: you spent so much time with harrison ford over the years, you ran out of things to say, except that you're endlessly impressed by how svelte he still is. >> that is so annoying. and harrison looks really good. he was also born with a dna jackpot type thing. >> reporter: we told him what she said. i'm mostly interested in how harrison has stayed in such good shape all these years. >> well, thank you, carrie. >> reporter: it was the intention teen han solo and princess leia, that fueled it all here on "empire strikes back." >> i love you.
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>> i know. >> reporter: the famous moment when you say, i love you. >> i know. >> reporter: that's what he says. >> i know. >> reporter: would he say that today? >> yeah. he would. >> reporter: not wiser? still a wise guy? >> he is still a wise guy. but what we've all been through a lot. we're trying to get it together. >> reporter: do you get together? >> i can't tell you that. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> as good as -- as good as the new film is, and it's been getting lots of good reviews. >> yeah. >> not exclusively good reviews. but mainly good reviews. there's no bit of dialogue in the new film as good as what david muir showed you there. >> that was the best? >> he's about to be frozen. she says, i love you. his response says, i know. that one response tells you everything about his character. >> look at you, such a sentimental -- what do you call it? bloke. >> i think you call it a bloke.
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now, it's time for "the mix." >> welcome. >> we have a very interesting take on the old yule log. the hamster takes over. look at this. the cozy fireplace here. tree trimmed. presents under the tree. where is the hamster? >> someone made a miniliving room for the hamster, which is more entertaining than going endlessly around a wheel. he's wandering around. >> has his own living room. >> he seems to understand the concept of christmas. at one point, he attempts to open the presence. >> you don't need the fire going. >> a rudimentary era. >> maybe he lit the fire after santa is gone. >> that's a good observation. we'll check back in with a hom ster in hamster in a second.
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the idea is, when netflix shows, you watching like "house of cards," it seems to end, the next episode starts automatically. you get a ten-second countdown. netflix he come up with the socks that you wear. it has a circuit in them. it's a do-it-yourself kit. you have to knit the sock. you have to know about electronics. you have to put the circuit together. and then, it monitors when you fall asleep and pauses the show for you. >> how do you know you have fallen asleep? >> because you don't move your feet anymore. >> i don't move my feet. >> exactly. the remote control was invented for people who were too lazy to get up to the television to turn it off. these socks are for people who are too lazy to move the hand from their lap to turn off the
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television. >> my television will go to sleep mode if you don't say i'm still awake. i think there's a niche for this. >> you get me this for christmas, we're through. don't buy them. let's show the hamster again. >> what is the hamster up to? just opening presents? >> look at that, reena. you can decorate the room when you have a big video wall. >> is that a photo of grandma? >> the only thing i can ascertain, is it's a different hamster. >> it's hamster claus. a photographer really takes the plunge with the wedding photos. over a cliff. he takes a bride and room over a 350-foot cliff in echo lake,
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i don't know if i would w this morning on "world news now," tension in baltimore. the mistrial in the case of a police officer accused in freddie gray's controversial death. today's legal decisions. and who is telling protesters to stay calm? donald trump live, a different side of the presidential candidate, seen just hours ago on "jimmy kimmel live." what he says we should have done instead of spending billions in the middle east. a health alert to anyone who sleeps with a pet. >> is it helpful or harmful to share your bed? what researchers are saying. important news, especially at this hour. >> yes. that is a good point. later in "the skinny," michael jackson is outperforming everyone in the music business, years now after his death. it's a "thriller" of a headline on this thursday, december the
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no one wants to be defeated oh, yeah. i think you're right. >> that's the classic one. >> i'm reena ninan. >> i'm richard bacon. it's thursday morning, right? >> we're arguing over what is the best michael jackson song. >> argue is a strong word. the song i like the most that everyone's forgot about, is "they don't really care about us." >> you're right. that's an oldie and a goody. >> here's a bit of advice to you. you download and listen to that, instead of watching us. >> hey. >> i don't mean it. we're going to play some michael jackson a bit later. we start with serious news. we begin in baltimore, and the mistrial in the police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. protesters on the street after a jury could not decide the guilt or innocence of officer william porter. >> at least two people were arrested after that announcement. a meet willing be announced to discuss porter's possible retrial. jim avila is in baltimore. >> reporter: the reaction to the hung jury and mistrial after
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swift. sheriff's deputies marched in quickly, clearing the street surrounding the baltimore courthouse. prepared for trouble. >> no peace. no justice. >> immediately, disperse. >> reporter: porter was charged with five other police officers in connection with the 25-year-old gray's death, after a fatal ride in a police van last spring. gray's family urging calm, after the jury of seven blacks and five whites, telling the judge they could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges. >> we ask the public to remain calm. patient because we have confident there will be another trial with a different jury. >> reporter: 26-year-old officer porter did not make freddie gray's arrest, or drive the police van where he suffered fatal injuries. but prosecutors charged him with manslaughter, claiming he could have put a seat belt on him or called a medic when freddie asked for one.
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every cop in the city of baltimore is on duty, hoping to avoid a repeat of the kind of unrest that erupted in the days after gray's death. the looting and fires, doing an estimated $9 million damage. >> we are prepared to respond. we will protect our residents. >> reporter: officer porter remains suspended without pay, awaiting a likely new trial with a new jury. five fellow officers face charges of second-degree murder to official misconduct in gray's death. their trials, still to come. jim avila, abc news, baltimore. new details of the san bernadino terror couple that killed 14 people 2 weeks ago. fbi director james comey said before they met in person, and they communicated online, using private messages to express their commitment to violent jihad. he said investigators found no evidence that the couple was part of a larger terror cell or were being directed by terrorists overseas. in the meantime,
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president obama is planning to visit san bernadino on friday for a private meeting with shooting victims and the families of those killed. he will then continue on to his family holiday vacation in hawaii. some late night politics now. donald trump sitting down last night with jimmy kimmel right here on abc. the republican front-runner admitting that his attacks on his rivals during the campaign have been divisive. and trump said, he would like to see the gop come together. trump also repeated that his ban on muslims entering the u.s. would be temporary. and he refused to back away from his criticism of u.s./middle east policy. >> and we've spent probably $5 trillion. what do we have? we have nothing. it's a mess. worse than ever before. we have spent a tremendous -- if we would have done nothing, let the dictators stay where the hell where they were, we wouldn't have migrations or all of the problems. we could have spent $5 trillion
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school, our hospitals, our infrastructures, our airports. >> trump also did not backtrack of his plan to build a wall on the u.s./mexico border. it will have a, quote, big, beautiful door for legal entry. i've seen trump tower. i'll not sure his judgment on beauty, you know -- >> oh. >> you know, i feel what's interesting for me because -- you follow this whole thing. i'm obsessed with the u.s. election. >> you really are obsessed, which is wonderful to see. you're very excited about this. >> it's the greatest show on earth. and that point he made there, which was opposition to invading iraq and how he would rather have spent the money on fixing roads, that's interesting because no other republican candidate could say that. that's one of the most interesting things about him, really. and as jimmy kimmel said to him in that interview, why is it unrepublican? i think carly fiorina attacked
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him the other night. why is it unrepublican to take that money and want to spend it on building roads? the implication being that it shouldn't be. the sensationally funny bit, which i know you've seen, where they do a parody of a children's book. and jimmy kimmel and his team imagine donald trump has written a children's book. and we will play you. >> we'll have more of that later. a cabinet secondary used a personal e-mail account for business. defense secretary ash carter realizes it was a mistake. it happened during his first months in office earlier this year. and "the new york times" reports it ended after white house intervention. carter was in baghdad yesterday, offering greater u.s. support if iraq will increase its participation in the fight against isis. the iraqi prime minister said no thanks. his country doesn't want a greater u.s. presence to help take back ramadi from the militants. but carter says that doesn't mean iraq won't change its mind in the future. the interest rate on your credit card may be going up soon.
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that's likely to be one of the effects of the federal reserve's decision to raise interest rates. mortgages and other consumer loans are probably going up, too. but the fed's move is good for investors. the u.s. stock market was up. and overnight, so are asian shares. the ceo of chipotle is banking on safety measures he hopes will regain the trust of its consumers. close to 200 people have been sickened in recent weeks by norovirus and e. coli outbreaks at chipotle restaurants. now, steve ellis has announced new safety guidelines that includes high-tech food tracking and new washing and sanitary rules inside his restaurants. >> the share prices went through the floor last week. >> i recently ate at a chipotle. i was just fine. >> i did quite like it. i think i called it slop on a tray the other day. >> you did call it slop on a tray. a new sleep study is reopening the debate whether it's healthy to sleep with your pets. animal lovers have been warned for years that having a pet in the bedroom can negatively
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impact their sleep with the animal's nocturnal movement. pet owners say having their pets made them feel safe and secure, thus giving them a better night's sleep. >> you buy this? >> yeah, i kind of do. i think if you have something with you, you associate with comfort and security. >> uh-huh. >> you get sleep easier. >> your security blanket. your pet could be your security blanket. >> pet could be your security blanket. that's how i use podcasts. they are my security blanket to get me to sleep. i use podcasts. some people use dogs. you use the premiere of "star wars." >> oh. he is never going to let me forget that. >> reena fell asleep. >> last time i go anywhere with you. >> biggest premiere. the hottest new toy this holliday season, comes from "star wars: the force awakens." no surprise there. >> the colorado start-up, s.p.
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remote-controlled balls. and the movie has ball droid called bb-8. >> the toymaker came to the attention at a tech entrepreneur's conference. and the bb-8 toy took off from there. >> it's a cute droid. >> i'm obsessed with it. i think he or she is the cutest thing. >> the mannerisms -- that's so hot on the trigger in the sound department. it's the mannerisms when the robot is sad, he puts his head on the side of his little round body. i'm giving away a tiny bit here. and han solo gives him a thumb up, and a little light comes out of his body. >> yes. that was a funny moment. really funny. coming up in "the skinny," donald trump's life story as a children's book. fun moments on kimmel. and also ahead, blockbuster against blockbuster. speculation about the new "star
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wars" out today. will it be bigger than "avatar"? and a wealthy young man, a victim of affluenza disappears after social media posts. where is ethan couch? that's after a look at the forecast map. where is it? it's 59 in dallas. 68 in las vegas. >> going to read them all out? >> 57 in new york. >> how about washington? washington? how is that doing? >> washington, 55. >> there you go, reena. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, this is an important message. so please, write down the number on your screen. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through
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trailer-tractor, pulls over in the left-hand lane, and dashes across two lanes of traffic, on to that track, because the driver was suffering a seizure. paramedics arrived a short time later. police say the driver is okay. it's like something out of a tom cruise -- "mission impossible" moment. isn't it? we're going to head to texas. and the search for a wealthy teenager who made national headlines, missing a probation appointment, killing four people in a drunk driving class. >> his lawyer claiming a new defense at trial, affluenza, that he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. abc's ryan owens has the latest. >> reporter: he's the young man who got probation for killing four in a drunk driving crash two years ago. the teen infamous for his affluenza defense -- >> affluenza. >> affluenza. >> affluenza. >> reporter: is having a tough time following the rules again. 18-year-old ethan couch is missing. he didn't check in with his probation officer in texas earlier this month.
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beer pong was posted online. the 18-year-old is not allowed to drink during his ten-year probation. and the d.a. is investigating the video. his probation officer would have tested him for drugs and alcohol at the appointment he missed. authorities say they also can't find his mother. couch's parents who are millionaires, allowed him to stay alone in their 4,000-square-foot mansion, when he was 16. that's when he drove his friends drunk and killed four people. he never spent a day in jail. >> my fear is, he's gone. we know what kind of resources and money this family has to get out of town, maybe get out of the country. who knows? >> reporter: if authorities do find him, he may just end up behind bars after all. ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks so much, ryan. coming up, the donald trump gives "the cat in the hat" a run for its money. >> and trump speaks out about his controversial doctor's note.
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that means that lots of topics were discussed. and kimmel wasn't afraid to call trump out on his more controversial policies and statements, including that strange doctor's note. trump's long-time physician released a statement to the press a couple days ago. >> we talked about it this week, haven't we? the first time we heard trump talk about the doctor's note. and kimmel threw him a bit of a curve ball. >> his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. if you elect mr. trump, unequivocally will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. >> love that. >> how do you get a doctor to write you that note? >> in all fairness, i said, doc, i want to tell you, i'll be the healthiest president ever. and he said, i think i afree. and he probably took my words. >> this is his picture on facebook. this is your doctor. >> oh, wow. >> what kind of a doctor is he? [ laughter ] >> oh, that's pretty funny. there was a political article, that said before he released the
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doctor's note, he made unhealthy food choices. and that he didn't exercise. and then, he released this. >> it's a bit like a jedi mind trick, to reference "star wars" again. doctor, i will be the healthiest president of all-time. you will be the healthiest president of all-time. >> give it to you to find the "star wars" metaphor in all this. >> you wouldn't have noticed it the "star wars" metaphor because you fell asleep during the biggest premiere in the last ten years. donald trump doesn't drink. did you know that? >> i thought he had vodka, didn't he? maybe i'm making that up. trump would be 70 years old, when sworn in, which would make him the oldest in office. >> i didn't know that. kimmel brought out something that would appeal to a younger audience. we like this in the office here. revealing that he is, ironically revealing, donald trump is a ghost writer for a book called
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"winners aren't losers." let's have a listen. >> here are some frauds i do not like at all. we must kick these frauds out and then build a wall. oh, the places you'll go, on your yacht, on your plane. with your suits from milan, the wives from ukraine. [ laughter ] oh, the buildings you'll build. the wealth you'll amass. the people around you, all kissing your ass. [ laughter ] there are two kinds of people, which one will you be? a loser like them? would you like to finish? or a winner -- >> like me. [ cheers and applause ] >> donald trump, everybody. >> well done. the folks at kimmel -- we want a copy of this book. i tweeted to kimmel earlier asking for a copy. >> did you really? >> yes. i think it's remarkable. >> i'd love a copy of that book so much. >> don't you want a copy? >> how do i get one? >> i don't know, kimmel. >> we're on abc.
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interoffice mail. >> great writing by the team at kimmel. >> funniest bit of the year. >> all of us gathers around a tv. >> i loved it. really a great moment. next, arguably, the biggest global superstar of our time. we're talking about michael jackson. >> and big news about his iconic album "thriller." it's gone platinum now. at 30-times over, the only album ever to do that. 30-times over. you know he's earned more than $1 billion since he died? >> wow. that's remarkable. >> "the skinny" is full of good facts today. >> it really is. we were talking about which was our favorite? "thriller", "billie jean," "beat it." they all revolutionized the medium, the way they told their stories, the music video. and really cemented his status. >> yeah. look at that. just to recap for you tonight in the "skinny." donald trump doesn't drink. he would be the oldest president ever elected.
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i'm looking for a great warrior. >> oh. great warrior. wars not make one great. >> wise words yoda has. very good, your yoda voice, better than mine. wars might not make one great. but there is a battle shaping up with the "star wars" movie. >> there's one good bit. "the force awakens," is predicted to be a top-selling movie. it has competition in the not-too-distant future. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: positive premiere and $100 million in advanced ticket sales are prompting some pretty prodigious predictions. "star wars" has the potential to surpass "avatar." what we saw with "avatar" and "titanic," people kept going
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back to the theater multiple times after they saw it. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> reporter: avatar" is still the highest grossing movie of all-time, raking in $2.7 billion. "the force awakens" some say, might be the first to top the $3 billion benchmark. jedis versus the blue guys. >> this is our land. >> reporter: "avatar," released december 18th, 2009. "the force awakens," also december 18th, six years later. both take place not on our planet. both have rapid fans. some people actually speak na'vi. jedi is now quasi-religion. did you really think the first "star wars" film was going to be a flop? >> yeah. everybody did. >> reporter: why? >> the studio hated. it i had no idea that it worked. >> reporter: now, here we are, "episode 7." >> chewy, we're home.
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>> the wall street analysts are saying if this film doesn't gross $1.5 billion, it will be considered a disappointment. the question is, is it going to leapfrog $2 billion and even approach $3 billion, which would make it the highest grossing film of all-time. >> reporter: just wait for 2017. "avatar 2" is slated for release. and "star wars: episode 8." a hollywood head-to-head. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> is that good? >> you're trying to do chewy. no, no, no. chewy sustained some horrible injury.
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm richard bacon. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the department of homeland security has issued its first terror bulletin to the public, warning americans that self-radicalized individuals, inspired by terrorist groups, could attack anywhere at any time. details straight ahead. small groups of protesters hit the streets of baltimore, after the mistrial of a police officer, accused in the death of freddie gray. attorneys will meet with the judge today to discuss porter's possible retrial. a klm flight out of houston was canceled after one passenger alerted a flight attendant of suspicious behavior by two men who appeared to be middle eastern. the two men were detain bud later released. and american soccer legend abby wambach played her final game. a 1-0 defeat last night to china.
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there were tears in the locker room after the match when she realized her storied career is over. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, december 17th. welcome. welcome. we begin this half hour with a first of its kind. a terror bulletin. >> the department of homeland security, jeh johnson, announced that the new bulletin warning americans that individuals inspired by terrorist groups could attack anywhere at any time. abc's bazi kanani has the latest from washington. >> reporter: it happened in chattanooga, tennessee, garland, texas, and san bernadino, california. >> the reality is terrorist-inspired individuals have conducted or attempted to conduct attacks in the united
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>> reporter: homeland security secretary jeh johnson, announces a new type of warning for the attacks. the new bulletin talks of self-radicalized actors, who can strike public events or places with little or more warning. it's a new category added to the current advisory system, that replaced the color-coded system in 2011. johnson said, until now, the current system would only alert americans if there was intelligence, picking up a credible and specific threat to the homeland, which there has not been in years. >> this system has never been deployed. it's time we change this system. >> reporter: while the lower-level bulletin is a warning about general trends in terrorism, it comes with specific action to protect the country. >> the public should expect an increased presence of law enforcement across communities in the weeks ahead. more stringent security should also be anticipated at public places and events. >> reporter: the new bulletin will be in effect for six
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it warns against the backlash for arab and muslim-americans, saying there are heightened reena? richard? the latest terror attack has uncovered details about the couple that killed 14 people two years ago. fbi director james comey says before they met in person and communicated online, using private messages to express their commitment to violent jihad. investigators have also found no evidence that the couple was being directed by terrorists overseas. and president obama is planning to visit san bernadino on friday, for a private meeting with shooting victims and families of those killed. he will not make a public appearance. mr. obama will then continue on to his family holiday vacation in hawaii. the victims of another domestic terror shooting are getting an honor from the navy. moments after the fbi labeled
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summer as inspired by foreign terrorists, the navy announced it would award the victims the purple heart. four marines and a sailor were killed and another marine injured at two military sites. there are new legal steps for the baltimore police officer, whose jury couldn't come to a verdict in the trial of the death of freddie gray. attorneys will meet with the judge today. they will discuss a timing of the possible retrial. prosecutors believe that retrial will take place. >> hung juries are not unusual. approximately 5% of all the criminal cases that are tried in the country result in hung juries. most of them are reprosecuted. >> groups of protesters hit the streets after the mistrial was announced. but there was no large-scale disturbances. freddie gray's family called for calm after the announcement. two people were arrested. donald trump took some swipes at his republican rivals at a big campaign event in arizona.
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didn't endorse him if he becomes the gop nominee. trump and bush clashed at tuesday's debate. later, during an appearance on abc's jimmy kimmel's show, trump talked about his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. >> we have people coming into our country that are looking to do tremendous harm. you look at -- look at paris, look at what happened in paris. these people, they did not come from sweden, okay? look at what happened in paris. look at what happened last week in california, with 14 people dead. other people going to die, they're so badly injured. we have a real problem. there's a tremendous hatred out there. and what i want to do is find out what it -- you can't solve a problem until you find out what is the root cause. >> trump also criticized the decision to spend $5 trillion on american action in the middle east.
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he said that money could have been better spent on education and infrastructure here at home. although he said that $5 trillion figure isn't confirmed. there's no actual figures available. he thinks it's somewhere around there. two interesting things, one, the detail about the san bernadino attackers, using private messages on social media is interesting. the vetting process comes under attack for not monitoring social media. but you can't monitor private messages. >> it wouldn't have helped is what you're saying. >> it wouldn't have helped. and secondly, there's a good bit on jimmy kimmel, if you get a chance to watch it. he has a sidekick character, a gentleman on the show. >> guillermo. >> guillermo, who came into the country illegally. and he says, donald trump, what about him? it was good tele. >> and some people on twitter saying that kimmel's interview was pretty hard-hitting. tough questions although he was poking fun. it was really good. >> it was good. it was funny. and that -- one of the many amazing things about the trump
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phenomenon is, he says things that shocks you and makes you recoil. the next minute, you're laughing along and liking him. following donald trump is like watching a symphony. >> a symphony? i haven't heard that before. >> it might be a bit of an overstatement. >> some people might not be in the symphony. it is fantastic. i'm in the symphony. you think american politics are rough. spain's prime minister was punched in the head during a campaign appearance in his home district. the prime minister later tweeted that he was okay. but you can see the mark. not sure why the 17-year-old punched him. but spain has one of the highest youth unemployment -- the kid take an iron to the guy's head? unbelievable. part of the reason could be, they have a high unemployment rate for youth over there. another e-mail embarrassment for the obama administration. the pentagon confirmed that defense secretary ash carter used a personal e-mail account for government business. "the new york times" reports that carter continued to do so
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the defense department says carter now believes it was a mistake. >> i like the phrase "the flap." the federal reserve is raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. the quarter-point increase shows the fed's confidence in the u.s. economy. the announcement sent stocks higher. the rates for consumer loans, such as mortgages and credit cards are likely to rise. but not by much. a snowstorm that dumped more than 30 inches of snow in the higher elevations of the rockies has now moved on to the upper midwest. snowplows were out in full force. you see there in minnesota. the snow slickened roads, making for some slow going. look for more snow today in the upper midwest, as another storm comes in from the pacific. and here's our guide, justin povick, at accuweather. hey. good morning, justin. >> reena, richard, thanks. good morning to you, as well. we're not wasting any time. here comes another storm system
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cold air locked into place. heavier snow in the high cascades. seattle, portland, there will be rain. there are gustier winds with this system, as well. that means, well, some more travel delays. there's the stripe of snow. the wintry mix further inland. and soaking showers at the coastline. we hop to the east coast. tracking wet weather, as well, with early ice into central and northern maine. we transition to winter-like pattern later on this weekend to the weekdays, with snow setting up off the great lakes. reena? richard? back to you. >> thank you so much, indeed. enjoyed that. trader joe's promises ginger ale with a kick. but it probably wasn't meant to be quite like this. the grocery chain is recalling its triple ginger brew after reports that unopened glass bottles exploded on shelves. trader joe's suggests that you dispose of the bottles carefully in an outdoor container. and krispy kreme --
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>> have you had a krispy kreme doughnut? >> they're delicious. i pity anyone that hasn't. >> you putty pity the fool that hasn't had a krispy kreme? >> exactly. krispy kreme is going to challenge starbucks. the company will make more of a push for its coffee, which has been an afterthought for krispy kreme. the test location looks a lot like starbucks. and the employees at the new joints even call themselves baristas. >> they call them that, too, in italy, right? >> that's true. starbucks doesn't own the word. good point. >> right? think about it. i have a few tips here and there. overload of cuteness at the national zoo? >> there was. we've been given a preview of the zoo's youngest giant panda cub. bei bei is four months old, 17 pounds and gaining a pound a
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week. he eats the krispy kremes. >> one of four pandas at the smithsonian zoo, along with his mother, father and sister. bei bei will make his public debut on january 16th. you know, his mother was -- gave birth to three surviving cubs. was expected to be artificially inseminated again in 2017. >> you get a debate about zoos. are they exploitative? but this is a great scientific work that they do. >> cute. cute, cuddly. i wouldn't put that one in your bed. >> i don't want it in my bed. >> remember the story we did about pets in the bed? >> i do. a news reporter, caught by surprise and taking action, at the scene of a bank robbery. it happened on live tv. >> it's amazing. great footage. also ahead, you can have the physique of a jedi fighter. our own kendis gibson, shows us the workout routine that is excellent. >> got to stick around for that one. later, hot-selling coloring books for adults. it's a trend for grown-ups. do you color outside the lines
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it was a bit of a mess in cedar rapids, iowa, after a tractor-trailer, carrying nearly 200 pigs overturned. public safety officers had their hands full. nearly 100 of the pugs that escaped their carrier. but luckily, they didn't go hog-wild. they appeared to be more interested in snacking on the grass. the truck driver was not injured. >> okay. a local reporter, live on the scene, found himself at the center of the story he was covering. >> amazing story, right? when news breaks, reporters want to be right there. but not necessarily quite like this. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: it began at this rochester, minnesota, bank. police say monday, this suspected robber, got away with
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banning the props. but a true jedi would know what to do. and abc's kendis gibson learned the tricks of the trade from some jedis here in new york. >> reporter: from a galaxy far, far away, was where the new york jedi akadcademy was. what force -- see what i did there? the village parade. >> that was awesome. would you do this? would you learn this? you know, we have something here. >> reporter: that something, growing into a full-on jedi academy. with young padoans, embracing the powers of the force. do you exert the force on your siblings? >> i don't have siblings. >> reporter: it works. even those across the dark side are welcome here. >> i'm a sith. i'm pretty evil.
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i wonder if coloring books would be considered fiction or nonfiction. a good question. >> it would depend on what you're coloring. you might be surprised to find that adults are make it their pastime. abc's robin roberts has more on the trend. >> reporter: at first glance, you see a group of women meeting for drinks and laughs. a typical after-work gathering. but they aren't just meeting for fellowship. they came to color. >> hi, everybody. welcome to the moms in business coloring party.
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owns a chicago toy store and hosts a byob party for moms who own businesses. the main attraction, an unlikely adult treasure, coloring books. >> customers of mine who come in the store, i tell them about the rewarding, positive experience i was getting through coloring. and slowly, one by one, they were buying it. >> reporter: these coloring books are different and more complex than the traditional books for kids. but the effects are similar. >> we all colored when we were little. the cathartic experience. it's relaxing. >> reporter: the popularity is staggering. amazon.com fell mrs. than 5,000 different types, from stress management to nature. even harry potter." among the most popular, "secret garden," which has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> reporter: at the sacramento police department, the emergency dispatchers feel the pressure from start to finish. >> it gets pretty hectic. >> it can go from being absolutely quiet to being mass chaos in a second.
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supporting others. but their lifeline, coloring in the lines. >> it definitely calms me down. it gives me something else to focus on. >> reporter: and this holiday season, you may forgo the tablet for good, old-fashioned pencil and paper. >> it's something unexpected. it's a great gift. >> i would like to color. give me a coloring book for christmas. and abby wambach jersey. >> yeah. i like them. it's cheating at drawing. isn't it? the drawing is tone for you and you just shade it in. >> that's what coloring is. >> that's why it's free of stress. i'll get you one, reena. this is a two-week relationship. things are blossoming. you earned more than a $2
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>> an abby wambach jersey. this morning on "world news now," legal drama and tension in baltimore. >> the officer on trial for the controversial death of freddie gray. the mistrial declared. the instant protests and decisions today and what happens next. late-night politics, donald trump's appearance on "jimmy kimmel live." and the big news he made on his campaign plane. is he really committed to the gop? faith on the field. the high school football coach suspended for praying. fight back. it's an abc news exclusive. and later, "star wars" icons carrie fisher and harrison ford, then and now. the roles in the '70s and their admiration for each other today. it is thursday, december 17th. good morning on this thursday. i'm reena ninan.
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>> i'm richard bacon. let's start in baltimore and the aftermath of a mistrial of a police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. >> protesters hit the streets when the mistrial was announced. there was no rioting. at least two people were arrested. the judge will meet today with attorneys on both sides to discuss the timing of a possible retrial. abc's bazi kanani has more. >> reporter: a new round of protests in baltimore. deputies forming a line around the courthouse, after a judge declares a mistrial in the case of the first police officer tried in the death of freddie gray. >> obviously, the legal process is flawed. this is about saving black lives. >> reporter: jurors told the judge they were deadlocked but he ordered them to continue deliberations. yesterday they still could make no progress on a verdict on any of the four charges again officer william porter for the death of 25-year-old gray. gray died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody in april.
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his death parking weeks of violent protests. prosecutors say porter refused to put a seat belt on gray, when he was transported in the back of this police van and ignored gray's requests for medical help. >> i hope we do get a conviction somewhere because freddie is dead. >> reporter: whether prosecutors will force porter to take the stand again in a retrial is not known. some analysts speculate porter might be given immunity for his testimony against the five other officers who are also facing charges and whose cases might be affected by the prosecution's failure in this first attempt. in the meantime, baltimore leaders and gray's family are urging a peaceful response. >> we ask the public to remain calm, patient. we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. the case is moving forward in chicago against a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.
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officer jason van dyke has reportedly been indicted on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct. the shooting has sparked a firestorm of protests and calls for the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel over allegation of a cover-up. van dyke is scheduled to appear or return to court on friday, where he is expected to plead not guilty. and in ferguson, missouri, there's word that the justice department is close to an agreement with the city's police about making widespread changes in the department. such an overhaul could avert a potential federal civil rights lawsuit. the federal government launched an investigation into ferguson's policing practices last year after the shooting of 18-year-old michael brown and the subsequent weeks of violent protests. new details about the husband and wife terror couple that shot and killed 14 people in san bernadino, california, this month.
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fbi director james comey said in late 2014 before they met in person, they communicated online, using private messages violent jihad. but they apparently did not make those communications over social media. >> those communications are direct, private messages. so far in this investigation, we posting on social media by either of them, at that period reflecting their commitment to jihad, or to martyrdom. >> president obama is headed to san bernadino to visit with shooting victims and their families before going to hawaii for his family's annual holiday vacation. in the race for president, donald trump took some jabs at his rivals following the debate stop in arizona. he told thousands of supporters he was prepared for more criticism than he received during the debate. after he left, he waved good-bye to his fans from the cockpit of his private jet. in an exclusive interview with
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independent. >> i'm committed to the republican party. i'm leading by tremendous numbers, like 27, 28 points. the polls are coming out on a daily basis that have me leading by a lot. i'm convinced that the leadership of the republican party will be good and will be fair to me. so, i'm committed to run as a republican. >> got a smaller plane than i imagined. he flew from arizona to l.a. for an appearance on jimmy kimmel's show. he doesn't believe that jeb bush wants to be running for president. and that many of the candidates with little support in the polls should drop out of the race. we're going to talk about this? >> there's some great moments, weren't there? >> yeah. i watched it all. it's great fun. as much that he talks about here. he is just such a talented political operator, donald trump, isn't he? >> he really is. >> on the one hand, he says things that shock people.
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and the next minute, you're laughing along with him. and he's also -- one of the things that's most interesting about him, is he is not plowing a direct ideological line. there's certain policies where he differs from the republicans. and actually agrees with a lot of democrats. he talks in this interview, for example, about the decision to invade iraq, and how he would have liked to have saved that money and spent it elsewhere. he got attacked for that in the debate. jimmy kimmel says to him, why is that un-republican to have wanted to save $4 trillion and fix the roads? we'll show you that later. >> and a book. an interesting book. that was my highlight. >> it's a parody of a children's book, that jimmy kimmel and his team, they imagine it's been written by donald trump. and it's just a sensationally good bit of writing. >> hilarious. we'll have a lot more of this one. democratic presidential hopeful, bernie sanders, is lashing out at the gop front-runner. he used a visit to the mosque, just blocks from the white house, to condemn the
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inspired by donald trump. sanders of attending a round table that included muslims, christians, and jews. supporting american muslims has gotten a professor at a christian college in trouble. larsha hopkins, a christian that teaches political science, was suspended by wheaton college in illinois. hawkins wore a head scarf and declared solidarity with muslims. ad sflarnts took issue with her posting saying there are fundamental differences between islam and christianity. a passenger dispute forced the consolation of a flight bound for amsterdam out of houston. an elderly passenger alerted a light attendant of suspicious behavior by two men who appeared to be middle eastern. all the passengers were ordered off the plane. the two men and the two people they were traveling with were released when police determined they were not a threat. it was expected. the federal reserve is raising interest rates for the first time in near nearly a decade. the quarter-point increase means the fed
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believes the economy can stand on its own. wall street was pleased. the stock market was up about 1.5%. the rates for consumer loans likely to go up, too. it should boost the housing market. >> it will kick people off the fence that have been procrastiing about jumping into the market, and it will boost prices immediately. >> the fed chief, you see there, janet yellen, says the decision recognizes the progress that the economy has made since the financial meltdown. i worry about this that the housing prices -- >> i think that's something of an untold story in america. the economy is doing relatively well. >> that's a good point. now, one family in minnesota has -- has left -- i'm so sorry. >> you like that? >> hefty. hefty. you like that? less hefty? >> i overslept. this is what happens. >> i've noticed about you, you said this. you get too much sleep. >> yeah.
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>> and you feel like you can't function. >> it's when i have no sleep. i frequently have no sleep. too much sleep, i'm hopeless. let's try again. one family in minnesota has a less-hefty financial burden from their daughter's tuition, all thanks to her daughter's good luck. >> it happened on a basketball court. the mother there throwing up the half-court shot and boom -- bounces and went to the hoop. that shot won the family half a year's tuition at the school. >> mom had a chance to take a shot because the family raised the most money during the school's fund-raiser. >> even mom, she can't believe it. never doubt momma. coming up in "the mix," is this for real? socks that are known -- they know when you fall asleep. >> it's for real. they're a massive gimmick. we explain why later. also ahead, the rock star women's soccer player, abby wambach, the surprising message to fans. and carrie fisher and harrison ford talk about the first movie and each other. you're watching "world news now." carrie fisher and
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oh. it's truly the end of an era, last night in new orleans, american women's soccer legend, abby wambach. playing her last game. she played 72 minutes against china, before being substituted during a standing ovation from nearly 33,000 fans. she retires at age 35, playing 255 international matches and scoring 184 goals.
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wambach admitted there were tears after the game. >> everything just kind of hit me that, you know this, was the last time i would be taking the jersey off. the last time i would be hanging out with my teammates in the locker room. and they're all happy tears. >> oh. and she leaves the game as international goal scorer for both women and men in last night's 1-0 defeat to china was the first women's team defeat since 2004. i like that she never plays it safe. on the field or off the field, she was criticizing the u.s. men's national coach, that he needs to focus more on finding american soccer players. focusing on youth programs to get them in because they have two good players that are german. she said they're great and she likes them and they're great. but you have to focus on the next generation is her big message. and i'll tell you. she is my ultimate favorite
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>> is she? >> she has a presence about her that i just love. >> big growing sport in the u.s., isn't it? footballer. >> we want to show you if farewell video, it was incredible. >> show me. >> -- forget me. forget my number. forget my name. forget i ever existed. forget the medals. >> we're not going to do that. come on. >> i'm so interested in how sports stars who got to the top cope with retirement. it's that strange topsy-turvy world sport where you retire. you retire at the edge. you retire at the age. if you're in politics, 35 is when you get started. if you get president at 45, you're a young president. you play soccer at 35, you're old. and it's not just -- dominates your whole life. it's not what you do when you're at work, you're eating, you sleep. and coping with that
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psychologically, it's just fascinating. >> i know she's going to land on her feet whatever her next chapter is. abby, i'm going to take some vacation time, you're more than welcome to come here and anchor. >> i know she will be watching us overnight on abc. next up, a high school football coach suspended for praying on the field. >> the coach is filing a discrimination complaint, and speaking to juju chang. >> reporter: a postgame ritual -- turning into a legal battle. high school football coach, joe kennedy, filing a complaint against bremerton school district after he was suspended for leading players in prayer. >> i had to hide. no one could see me. it's not right. >> reporter: the tradition starting in 2008. >> it started with three guys. it started growing from there. >> reporter: but the prayers coming under fire in october. the district saying he had to
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stop. saying talks with communities could not include religion expression, including prayer. and to do so would violate the law. kennedy stood his ground. >> it's just giving thanks. >> reporter: refusing to give up the meetings at the 50 yard line. claiming he had every right to practice his faith. and never required his athletes to pray. >> when he decided enough is enough, he has to stand up somewhere. he said, well, now you're suspended. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: now, kennedy is out of a job. his lawyer, mike berry, from the liberty institute, filing a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission, saying it violated his religious rights. but the school district telling abc news, it has received no notification of any complaint. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> thank you. coming up in the next half hour, a mysterious disappearance. >> the wealthy teen who got probation after killing four, whilst drunk driving. and the reason some think he is
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you are watching "world you don't know the power of the dark side. i must obey my master. >> you must go and see the new "star wars." and we're not just saying that because "star wars" and abc share the same parent company, disney. we do like it. we went to see it yesterday. >> it was remarkable. >> reena fell asleep. >> i told you, it's the night shift. it's remarkable. i'm going to go see it again. rather than spoil it for you, like we tried yesterday, let's hear from the princess and the scoundrel that sat down with abc's david muir. >> it's true. all of it. >> reporter: you've seen this thing.
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this big thing. trust me, it's good. >> reporter: what do you think? >> the parts where i'm in it, are distressing. but everything else is really great. >> reporter: when they hear that the parts with leia in them are distressing -- >> i got older. and nobody told me. and then, they put me on a screen really, really big. and they put me in high-def. >> reporter: you spent so much time with harrison ford over the years, you ran out of things to say, except that you're endlessly impressed by how svelte he still is. >> that is so annoying. and harrison looks really good. he works at it, too, though. he was also born with a dna jackpot type thing. >> reporter: we told him what she said. i'm mostly interested in how harrison has stayed in such good shape all these years. >> well, thank you, carrie. >> reporter: it was the intention teen han solo and princess leia, that fueled it all here on "empire strikes back." >> i love you. >> i know. >> reporter: the famous moment
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when you say, i love you. >> i know. >> reporter: that's what he says. >> i know. >> reporter: would he say that today? >> yeah. he would. >> reporter: not wiser? still a wise guy? >> he is still a wise guy. but what we've all been through a lot. we're trying to get it together. >> reporter: do you get together? >> i can't tell you that. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> as good as -- as good as the new film is, and it's been getting lots of good reviews. >> yeah. >> not exclusively good reviews. but mainly good reviews. there's no bit of dialogue in the new film as good as what david muir showed you there. >> that was the best? >> he's about to be frozen. she says, i love you. his response says, i know. that one response tells you everything about his character. >> look at you, such a sentimental -- what do you call it? bloke. >> i think you call it a bloke. the last time i checked. what do you call it? >> or lad. bloke. >> i think you call it a bloke.
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now, it's time for "the mix." >> welcome. >> we have a very interesting take on the old yule log. the hamster takes over. look at this. the cozy fireplace here. tree trimmed. presents under the tree. where is the hamster? >> someone made a mini living room for the hamster, which is more entertaining than going endlessly around a wheel. he's wandering around. >> has his own living room. >> he seems to understand the concept of christmas. at one point, he attempts to open the presence. >> you don't need the fire going. >> a rudimentary era. >> looks like santa made his way over. so maybe he lit the fire after santa is gone. >> that's a good observation. we'll check back in with a hamster in a second.
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that's a live feed. >> netflix is making a pair of socks for christmas -- the idea is, when netflix shows, you watching like "house of cards," it seems to end, the next episode starts automatically. you get a ten-second countdown. then the show starts again. netflix have come up with the socks that you wear. it's essentially a terrible idea, i'm telling you. it has a circuit in them. you knit them yourself -- it's a do-it-yourself kit. you have to knit the sock. you have to know about electronics. you lost me at electronics because you have to put the circuit together. and then, it monitors when you fall asleep and pauses the show for you. >> how do you know you have fallen asleep? >> because you don't move your feet anymore. >> i don't move my feet. >> exactly! >> i don't know about there one. >> here's the other thing, right -- the remote control was invented for people who were too lazy to get up to the television to turn it off. these socks are for people who are too lazy to move the hand from their lap to turn off the television.
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sleep mode if you don't hit, "okay, i'm still awake." i think there's a niche for this. >> you get me this for christmas, we're through. don't buy them. let's show the hamster again. >> what is the hamster up to? just opening presents? >> look at that, reena. you can quite easily decorate the room when you have a big video wall. >> is that a photo of grandma? >> the only thing i can ascertain, is it's a different hamster. >> it's hamster claus. >> praying -- >> praying for more gifts. >> discovered the camera. a photographer really takes the plunge with the wedding photos. over a cliff.
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a 350-foot cliff in weather moves into the state. we can say goodbye to highs in the 40s and look forward to 20s for highs on friday. this, however, will be the coldest day of the week. 30s come quickly back into the forecast on saturday with 40s ahead for sunday. for those of you attending opening night of "the force awakens" on thursday night the weather
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